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Friday, October 28, 2011

How to use Windows Movie Maker

Description: This article will walk you through your first time use of Windows Movie Maker for a new Powerspec computer.
Windows includes a basic tool for making videos and slides from photos. This will introduce this tool and the initial steps in using it.
  1. Open the Start button, then select all programs, then Windows Live Movie Maker

    Select Windows Live Movie Maker

  2. When you first open this you will be asked to accept the user agreement


  3. After accepting this, you will see the opening page. We will create a simple slide movie by adding some photos together.
  4. Click on the button "Add Videos and Photos". We will add several photos.

    Add photos

  5. Select the photos by clicking on "Pictures" in the left column


  6. The photos go into the editing section of Movie Maker on the right and appear in the video presentation section on the left.


  7. You can add a title, caption or credits. These can be placed between video or photo clips.

    Add Captions

  8. Double clicking on a photo will bring up the duration the photo will play. This defaults to 7 seconds.
  9. The final basic step will be to save the movie. Clicking this button will give several options for saving your movie or slide in the right size and format for what you want.


  10. More information can be found from Microsoft at http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker
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